I was driving out one day
In my swift de Dion Bouton.
Collided with some trippers,
Squashed them out as flat as kippers,
Left them ‘aussi mort que mouton.’
What a nuisance trippers are,
I must now repaint my car.
- From an early 20th Century edition of Punch magazine.
- ‘Aussi mort que mouton’ = as dead as mutton.